• BrixChick Liza's Gift Guide: Artful Napa: Visit Hall Wines

      Where's Bunny Foo Foo?Caught up in a sharknado of year end work? Did Stormageddon set your schedule back a week? Are you shopping for a regifter? Try gifting an experience. Whether you are biking distance or need to go transoceanic, Napa is a great spot to visit with a friend. The act of setting aside time to make memories is something you will never sell at a garage sale.

      Liza Swift/ Brix Chicksin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot- 10 readers -
    • Quinticentually Quintessa

      Earlier this year, before I embarked on a somewhat fool-hearty mission of getting my CSW credential, I visited the Napa Valley estate of Quintessa. Tucked away, hidden from the Silverado Trail in Rutherford, the unique gravity flow moistly underground winery pokes out from the hillside. When the Huneeus family took ownership of the land in 1990, they could see that though the l ...

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  • The Rutherford AVA.

    … skip to main | skip to sidebar Right above the Oakville AVA (the AVA in which I work), is the Rutherford AVA. Named after Thomas Rutherford who, upon marrying George C. Yount's daughter, was given 1,000 acres of land from his new father-in-law as a wedding present, Rutherford is/was the home of at least two of Napa's most historic…

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  • The Quintessential Look At Napa

    … Education Trust, UK) Advanced Certificate, "with merit." I am now a candidate for the WSET's Diploma, expecting to finish in early 2015. In the mean time, I'll continue to share my views as I examine all things related to wine. This entry was posted in Main Posts, Tasting Notes, Travel and tagged Bay Area News Group, Bordeaux blend, Illumination sauvignon blanc, Napa Valley, Quintessa, Quintessence, Rutherford, San Jose Mercury News, Silverado Trail. Bookmark the permalink. …

    Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELTin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Caymus, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California, 2011, 15.2% abv, C$46.00

    … Owned for 40 years in Rutherford, California by the Wagner family, the Caymus wines are some of the most dependable and tasty produced in Napa Valley. Over the course of time, they’ve diversified with several product lines and quality levels. The Caymus wines comprise their top tier – followed by Mer Soleil, Connundrum, Belle Glos and Emmolo…

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  • A King of Cabs

    … be a reflection of a great vineyard. This rich, full bodied Napa Valley Cabernet is sourced from vineyard holdings primarily in Rutherford and Coombsville, with small lots from Yountville, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak and St. Helena. This unique combination of powerful valley floor fruit, unique Rutherford Bench fruit, and acidic, bright, and interesting…

    Luscious Lushesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 10 readers -
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